The Translation Proxy Tool Checklist

Looking for a translation proxy tool to create multilingual websites easily? As you learn about the different products available, use this quick and helpful checklist to evaluate your options and make the best choice:

  • Does your product have in-context translation? Translators need to see the impact of translations in real time, on the screen, in a what you see is what you get view. Otherwise, the translation process can take far too long, slowing down or delaying the launch of your multilingual sites.
  • Do you offer pattern matching? Make sure that your website translation tool offers this critical feature, which reduces the translated word count by matching common phrases, and reduces your overall translation costs.
  • Does your technology have built-in HTML parsing? Make sure that the software allows translators to re-order tags easily to accommodate for linguistic differences to provide the best translation quality and experience for global users
  • Will I get transparent fuzzy matches? The translation memory component should be integrated into your translation proxy tool, and should give you transparent fuzzy matches to improve quality reduce your overall translation costs.
  • Do you have customizable workflows? Your website translation needs may change from country to country or language to language. Translation workflow steps should be flexible, automated, and customizable with a simple, drag-and-drop interface.
  • Are documents also supported? The translation proxy tool should work seamlessly with the rest of your content, so that if you need to host documents on your website, you can apply the same translation memory, to boost translation quality and reduce overall costs.
  • Will I get full and real-time access to my content? Make sure you can download your translation memory at any time.
  • Can I choose any service provider I wish for translation? Make sure that you can choose any provider you wish, rather than being locked into the translation services offered by a technology provider.
  • Do you provide locale-specific reporting? Make sure that you can track your analytics by language, by country, or by locale, directly within the product dashboard.
  • What is the average timeframe for integration? Ask for sample timeframes for recent deployments that are similar to your use case.
  • How does your page load speed compare to other tools? Ask to see actual sites being delivered by the translation proxy tool you’re evaluating, and compare them to sites delivered by other solutions.
  • Do you offer enterprise-level support? Make sure that the software you purchase offers you professional customer service and support available 24/7, including a full support site with product documentation, how-to guides, and videos.
  • Are you PCI-Level 1, SOC 2, and HIPAA compliant? Make sure that the translation proxy tool you select offers not just one, but all of these top security certifications, to ensure that your content is safeguarded at the highest possible level.